UPDATE: This post was mentioned in Post Now yesterday.
You can take the girl out of the small town, but you can’t…anyways, the big, I mean HUGE, social event of the year when I was a kid was the county fair. And even though the closest my own little Montgomery County kids will get to raising their own 4-H pig is a performance of Charlotte’s Web at The Adventure Theatre, I love that Charlie and Eve can still get the fair experience in the DC area.
The adorable farm animals, the concession stand food, the midway rides, the carnival game goldfish that dies in two days – they typify the classic American childhood experience. And even if you and your kids are complete urbanites, you could conceivably hit a different local county fair every weekend in August and September!
(Or, you can find a county fair to attend no matter which week you’re in Bethany or Corolla.)
Loudon County Fair Begins Sunday June 25-Saturday July 31 in Leesburg
Fairfax County Fair August 7 & 8 at Frying Pan Park, Herndon
Howard County Fair August 7-14 in West Friendship, MD
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair August 13-21 in Gaithersburg
Prince William County Fair August 13-21 in Manassas, VA
Arlington County Fair August 18-22 in Arlington
Maryland STATE Fair August 27-September 6 – Thanks Dawn! (with Justin Bieber in concert, woo hoo)
Prince George’s County Fair: September 9-12 in Upper Malboro
Anne Arundel County Fair: September 15-19 in Crownsville
Frederick County Fair: September 17-25 in Frederick
I know, I know. I’m still recovering.
Photo by gerry balding on Flickr